1 killed 3 others hurt when man opens fire on car full of teenagers

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor

DETROIT - The search is on for a man who opened fire on a car full of teens on Detroit's east side, killing one of them.

Detroit Deputy Chief Renee Hall said the five teens were in the area of Philip and Charlevoix streets around 9 p.m. Monday trying to pick up the brother of one of the teens when they pulled over to smoke.

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"They did mention that they were partaking in the smoking of some marijuana. They pulled up to this location, stopped, and then they noticed an African-American male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a black hat, Army fatigues and a bullet-proof vest who just commenced to firing," said Detroit Deputy Police Chief Renee Hall.

Here are the victims:

  • Paige Stalker, 16, killed
  • Demetrius Herndon, 16, shot in shoulder
  • Girl, 16, shot and in critical condition
  • Boy, 15, shot and in critical condition
  • Girl, 17, not injured

Stalker was a junior at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods. In a statement, the school said, "As you can imagine, we are heartbroken over the death of one of our students, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends and to the entire Liggett community during this very difficult time."

"We do not believe this was a random attack," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. "We're still working very hard to find out what took place. Candidly, there has been some challenges for us in terms of the accounts of what's taken place. So, we're asking for full cooperation."

Approximately 30 shell casings were found at the scene.

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